Fifty-two years ago this week, John Lewis of Georgia was a young activist, not the Democratic congressman he is today. Yet he got a warmer welcome from the then-president of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson, than from today’s occupant of the White House.
On the Twitter feed of the longtime member of the U.S. House of Representatives, you can see a picture celebrating that time a few decades ago, when, with Democratic and Republican support, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed and then signed.
52 years ago today, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. We must defend and restore the VRA. pic.twitter.com/oiWF8PERaF— John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) August 6, 2017